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Purveyor

(29,876 posts)
Mon Dec 31, 2012, 12:01 AM Dec 2012

Hurricane Sandy Aid Bill Not On House Schedule

Source: USA TODAY

WASHINGTON -- The House returned to work Sunday afternoon but had no plans to vote on a Senate-passed disaster relief bill for Superstorm Sandy victims.

The Senate voted 62-32 on Friday to pass a $60.4 billion aid bill after two days of debate. Twelve Republicans voted for the measure.

The House has until Jan. 3, when the 113th Congress is sworn in, to act on the measure. Otherwise, work on it must begin anew.

"The best way to handle it is to just pass the Senate bill," said Democratic Rep. Frank Pallone of New Jersey, whose oceanfront district sustained major damage during the Oct. 29 storm.

Pallone and other New Jersey lawmakers returned to Washington on Sunday intent on pressing Republican leadership and other lawmakers to back the Sandy relief bill.

Read more: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2012/12/30/sandy-aid-bill/1799603/

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Hurricane Sandy Aid Bill Not On House Schedule (Original Post) Purveyor Dec 2012 OP
If its good for anyone at all the Tea Party will not pass it. Ford_Prefect Dec 2012 #1
That's the Tea Party Goal - Destroy everything until they get their way. NutmegYankee Dec 2012 #6
"And support for the Sandy bill among House Republicans is uncertain." eom uppityperson Dec 2012 #2
Precisely the train of thought of these scumbags. Left Coast2020 Dec 2012 #3
Billions of dollars in aid for other countries - check. bunnies Dec 2012 #4
The House doesn't care about Blue states. nt NutmegYankee Dec 2012 #5

Ford_Prefect

(8,110 posts)
1. If its good for anyone at all the Tea Party will not pass it.
Mon Dec 31, 2012, 12:04 AM
Dec 2012

They only want everything to fail. It is their creed and their doom.

NutmegYankee

(16,268 posts)
6. That's the Tea Party Goal - Destroy everything until they get their way.
Mon Dec 31, 2012, 01:17 PM
Dec 2012

And it's going into super tantrum now.

Left Coast2020

(2,397 posts)
3. Precisely the train of thought of these scumbags.
Mon Dec 31, 2012, 01:21 AM
Dec 2012

It is so evident since they lost the election, they are doubling down on their temper tantrum. Please god, let 2014 be a year that ends "scumbagism" disease.

 

bunnies

(15,859 posts)
4. Billions of dollars in aid for other countries - check.
Mon Dec 31, 2012, 12:12 PM
Dec 2012

billions for our own - uncheck.

Fucking pathetic.

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